Italian-American dream: Local author unveils immigrant story in latest book

Mar 04, 2014 931

Jim Damiano knows all about immigration and Alzheimer's.
The McKinney author is touching both with library-worn hands and generational words. After decades untold, his family's life has found its way onto the pages.

Both sets of grandparents came through Ellis Island as Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. His father brought home English from his kindergarten class. Italian was also the first language of his mother, a key contributor to his writing.

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